FILM: Filmmaker Al Jarnow, whose hypnotic work many might be familiar with from Sesame Street, will be in person at the Red Vic to present his newly released compilation, Celestial Navigations: The Short Films of Al Jarnow. The program includes a 30-minute documentary on Jarnow’s creative process, as well as film playlists designed for both children and adults alike. Check out the video above, and we challenge you not to be mesmerized.
7:15 and 9:30 p.m. // Red Vic Movie House (1727 Haight St) // $6-9
BENEFIT: Chronicle Books presents their Spring Art Auction to benefit artists with life-threatening illnesses. Enjoy light hors d’oeuvres, desserts, and wine preceding the live auction, which features work donated by prominent local galleries and prizes from local businesses.
6 to 9 p.m. // Chronicle Books (680 Second St) // $50
SCIENCE: California Academy of Sciences presents Extremely Green NightLife, in honor of their week-long Earth Day celebration, as well as their new Extreme Mammals exhibit. Play some "green games" and peruse interactive energy efficiency tools and technology, while enjoying the rest of the museum exhibits along with adult beverages and DJs.
6 to 10 p.m. // California Academy of Sciences (55 Music Concourse Dr) // $10-12
We were going to include this great symposium, Is Photography Over?, happening at SFMOMA tonight, but there are no more reservations available due to unexpected high demand. (There is a wait list though.) It's also happening tomorrow afternoon from 2 to 5 p.m., for those able to make it.